MLB – 1976 – Special – Profile Of Detroit Pitcher Mark Fidrych – A Birds Eye View – Host Mel Allen

DOG COMMENTRY:    Every now and then a sports personality comes along that is “bigger than life”…..a person so different from the norm….that they capture the imagination of sports fandom everywhere…and the 1976 Major League Baseball season gave us such a character when Pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych toed the rubber for the Detroit Tigers….in what would…

Comedy – 1985 – Comic Relief – Steve Allen + George Carlin + Michael J Fox + Whoopi Goldberg

DOG ASIDE:    The hosts of this 1985 Comic Relief Telethon were three legends of comedy….Billy Crystal, Whoopie Goldberg and Robin Williams….as this event was more than just a “photo shoot for the stars”….as the four comedians in video….Steve Allen, George Carlin, Whoopie Goldberg and Michael J. Fox….were all well known legends in comedy of their…

Comedy – 1978 – Special – Those Magnificent Men And Their Flying Machines – Trying To Fly

DOG ASIDE:    Since the dawn of time….man has sought the Heavens….with eyes skyward….he saw the magic of flight in the feathered winges of hollow-boned birds.  Centuries of failed imitations and bone curshing frustrations followed….until one foggy dawn at a place called Kitty Hawk….for a man called Orville…or was it Wilbur….that the Earth fell away…..and…

NBA – 1986 – CBS At The Half – NBA Finals Game 3 – Rockets Vs Celtics – George Mikan Interview

DOG ASIDE:    This 1986 CBS At The Half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics versus the Houston Rockets features a very interesting interview with NBA legend George Mikan by CBS Sports broadcasting legend, Brent Musburger…..is really good stuff….as NBA fans get an inside look at the man who put the NBA…

Comedy – 1985 – Special – George Carlin Live On Comic Relief

DOG COMMENTARY:  George Carlin video is priceless around ImaSportsphile….for this man’s comic genius puts him at the top of our list of G.O.A.T. comedians along with the likes of Jonathon Winters, Red Skelton, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams.   George Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic….who was noted for his black comedy and thoughts on…

Comedy – 1979 – The Mr Bill Show – Sluggos Quick Weight Loss Program

DOG ASIDE:  One of the great “side-bars” to many outstanding vintage Saturday Night Live programs was The Mr. Bill Show….which featured Mr. Bill and Sluggo….who were both “play doe characters” created by who we at ImaSportsphile call HANDS….who we often heard talking to Mr. Bill….but we never saw anything but HANDS.    In this skit….HANDS decides…

Boxing – 1985 – HBO PreFight Special – WBC World Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Michael Spinks

DOG COMMENTARY:  The fight was billed as “Vindication in Vegas”…..as Holmes was a 7½ to 5 betting favorite….when Spinks’ purse was $2 million and Holmes’ was $1.125 million….where the tickets were priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50….for a crowd of 8,328….while the fight was televised live on HBO with Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard…

Golf – 1985 – Highlights – US National Amateur Tournament – Host Jack Whitaker

DOG ASIDE:  ABC’s golf expert for many years, Jack Whitaker, provides a wonderful overview and highlights of the 1985 US National Amatuer Golf Championship….as it evolved into the quarter finals of match play….featuring players like Jay Sigel….who had won this tournament in 1982 and 1983….along with Scott Verplank….who had won in 1984….but both were defeated…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ESPNs Kentucky Derby Pre Race Festivities – Host Greg Gumbel + Sharon Smith

DOG ASIDE:   The 1986 Kentucky Derby was the 112th running of the race….which took place on May 3, 1986….as this ESPN Pre-Race Special was aired live at Churchill Downs the day before the race….featuring hosts Greg Gumbel and Sharon Smith in a program that is highlighted by Derby betting line expert, Mike Battaglia…. who provides the betting…